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Neon Haze

by Porpentine profile and Brenda Neotenomie

2015

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(based on 9 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

Hold your name like oxygen in your lungs.

A drifter with a number on her wrist descends into a massive neon structure.

Game Details

Language: English
First Publication Date: August 11, 2015
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Twine
IFID: Unknown
TUID: mts4wv9xaje5b4gh

Awards

Nominee, Best Setting - 2015 XYZZY Awards

Editorial Reviews

HealyG
...if William Gibson's Neuromancer and a Kavinsky album had a baby, and you hooked up a fancy brain-imaging machine to watch that baby's dreams, what you saw there would look a lot like the world of Neon Haze.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Cyber-future Porpentine game about identity , February 3, 2016
This Porpentine game was published in Sub-Q magazine, which is filling the void many people have felt for a venue for IF publication.

Neon Haze is about someone in the future who is going through a rehab program for (Spoiler - click to show)Vessel Syndrome, which makes you feel like you are just a vessel for others, and have no identity.

You have very little interaction with other beings, and you like it that way. There is one main NPC and a few others.

Like all Porpentine games, this game is highly symbolic. The clickable words are made to look like neon lights, and there is a bright neon background. I found both of these things distracting.

Overall, this was not my favorite Porpentine game; there was a good storyline, but the visuals were highly distracting. It's worth a try, though.

Contains some strong language, violence, sexual references, etc. Nothing is very graphic, however; much less than Cyberqueen, a little more than With Those We Love Alive.

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